Intel Flashes Medfield SoC based Smartphone

A Medfield SoC (System-on-chip) based smartphones was briefly speckled at the recent Intel sales conference by Anand Chandrasekher, senior vice president and general manager of Intel Ultra Mobility Group. It was hard to tell whether he was holding exemplar hardware or an upcoming smartphone of leading Brand. This smartphone have 32nm fabrication process technology based Medfield system on a chip.

The Medfield SoC is an Intel atom processor descendant and has a corroboration of memory controller, I/O mapping and multimedia function support on a single chip. As of now, two versions are likely to be announced – one that can handle standard graphics and one for high-end graphics.

The news also buzzes that the upcoming Nokia N9 might be equipped with a 1.2 Ghz Intel Atom processor and supports 4G LTE Network! This Medfield SoC may debut by the end of this year and devours a long way to go. May be this chip brings-out new rebellion to Mobile Families and we may get another foretaste of Mobile technology in future.

Android now ranks number one in Smartphones platform

Google Inc.’s revolutionary light weight and powerful smartphone platform Android is now the king of the smartphone market. Android beats the Nokia’s Symbian to become the world’s top smartphone platform, says a report out today from research firm Canalys.

Global shipments of Android-based phones hit 32.9 million in the final quarter of 2010, pushing Nokia’s Symbian down to second place with 31 million smartphones shipped. The demand for Google’s mobile operating system were very high among the phone manufacturers also. LG, Samsung, Acer, and HTC watched their sales volumes jump 4,127 percent, 1,474 percent, 709 percent, and 371 percent respectively from the last quarter of 2009, according to Canalys. Together, HTC and Samsung accounted for almost 45 percent of all the Android phones shipped in the fourth quarter of 2010.

There were total 101.2 million units of smartphones were shipped in the fourth quarter of 2010 by all the manufacturers all around the globe, a jump of 89 percent from a year ago.

“2010 has been a fantastic year for the smartphone market,” Canalys vice president and principal analyst Chris Jones said in a statement. “After a difficult 2009, the speed with which the market has recovered has required real commitment and innovation from vendors and they have risen to the challenge.”

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